ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2014)–Karla Kratz-Terrey picked up her mail at home in Hemet late last month and she was glad she did, as she and her husband cashed a Mystery Mutuel voucher on Sunday at Santa Anita for $10,000.
A Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club member “for more than 20 years,” Kratz-Terrey, 64, has been coming to the races at Santa Anita for more than 30 years with her husband, Randy Terrey, who accompanied her today.
“We got the mailer about a month ago,” said Kratz-Terrey. “My husband put my name on the ticket and when he took it to a self-service machine here in the Club House, the display said ‘Call attendant.’ We eventually ended up at an Information window where we were directed to the IRS window. The guy there said ‘That’s a big one!’ And then we found out it was for $10,000.”
When asked what they planned to do with their winnings, Kratz-Terrey joked that she was considering “buying a $2,000 dollar trailer and claiming a horse for $8,000.”
Her husband had more realistic designs on the cash.
“We’ll do some traveling,” said Randy Terrey. “I’m a retired contractor and we lived in the South Bay for many years before I retired and we moved to Hemet five years ago. We come here as often as we can and this is the first time we’ve won more than five dollars on a Mystery Voucher. We love it out here.”